Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Well, another year of school has come and gone... in the blink of an eye, it seems. Crockett began this year at First Baptist Church CDO in Midland. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this program and all of the teachers and people involved with it. He had such a great time, learned so much and made lots of friends. I was so sad to leave all of them when we moved to Lubbock and never imagined we could find a CDO program that would compare. Luckily, we did! Crockett began school at Church on the Rock KDO in January and he immediately LOVED it! He walked right in everyday and learned the ABCs, his #s and instantly took to his new teachers and friends. Poor Crockett has been moved around quite a bit in his short 3 years, but we have been so lucky to find such wonderful school programs and people to surround him with. I feel so blessed that COTR KDO is where we got to spend the past 6 months. Mrs. Kelsey, Mrs. Amanda and Miss 'Atina" (Miss Catrina) were so caring and loving towards Crockett... We still talk about them daily! Crockett has grown so much in the past year. It is hard to believe how far we have come and how much he has changed. We are looking forward to a fun summer, with lots of exciting things to do!
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 12:37 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I am feeling a teeny-tad bit guilty as I write this very first blog dedicated to my sweet baby Bowen Barrett. I am 36 weeks as of this past Monday and SO ready to meet this sweet boy! We had our final sonogram on Monday and everything looked great, thank goodness! Bowen weighs about 5 lbs 15 oz and should continue to gain about 1/2 lb each week. We couldn't get any good pictures because of how squished he is, but that is ok, we will see him soon enough! I also had my 36 week appointment with my doctor, Dr. Devine. His heartrate was 152 to 154. I measured 33 cm, which is small, but I have been measuring about 2 cm off each appointment. The measurement is supposed to line up with whatever week you are... so technically I should measure 36, but we think he may have dropped. I can tell his head is very low, so that makes lots of sense. Dr. Devine also checked me and I am dilated to 2 and about 50% effaced. If Bowen will stay put about 2 more weeks, that would be wonderful. I have a feeling when he comes, it is going to happen VERY fast! His room is not quite finished, but we are getting SO close. I have really procrastinated until the very end, and would probably still not be ready, but thank goodness for Chris, my mom, Ryan and Monica, it will be ready! They really had to light a fire under me to get some things done, so it has totally been a group effort. I cannot thank them enough! We are so excited to meet this little man! I know that he will be here so soon and I just cannot wait!
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 3:23 PM
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
To celebrate the end of the year, Church on the Rock KDO kids got to have a WATER DAY!! Crockett was SO excited to get to play with his friends in the water, and could not have cared less that I was there... which is usually not the case. He played in the pool and dumped the water out with the other little boys, he helped Mrs. Kelsey hold the hose and fill up another pool, and he had a BLAST playing in the bounce house. I got such a kick out of Crockett and his "friend" Farrah playing in the bounce house... Crockett would get in and go up the ladder, while Farrah was right behind him. He would wait at the top and Farrah would say ,"Crockett I need help!" and he would reach his hand down the ladder as far as it would go and he would help her up. Once they were both at the top, they would slide down together, and then do it ALL OVER AGAIN. And AGAIN. And AGAIN. They had such a great time and were just too cute together!
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 2:47 PM
Monday, May 21, 2012
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 5:14 PM
We were excited to be able to attend the annual Stone Family Reunion this year. We look forward to the reunion and seeing EVERYONE each year. We went to Holliday on Friday and got to spend some time with Mummer. Crockett is always so happy to get to her house. Rich and Bella came late Friday night, so we didn't get to play with them until Saturday, but Crockett and Rich had a great time! Uncle Kyle told Crockett that there were ghosts in Mummer's closet, so Crockett and Rich hunted ghosts all afternoon... and this was after Uncle Kyle and Aunt Marla caught about 4 :) Uncle Kyle will be careful what he tells Crockett next time! Ha! Sara and I even got to sneak away for pedi's, a frappacino and a little shopping. It was WONDERFUL! The reunion was Saturday evening. We came loaded with cars and toys for the boys and other kids. Good thing! They had a great time, and there were only a few little tiffs. But for the most part, they did a great job playing nicely and sharing. I am always so amazed at everyone that comes to the reunion. The Stone family is SO big and I continue to learn names and faces and almost always meet someone I have never met before. This year was a little different, and sad... We all missed B.W. and his sweet smile. He was such a big part of the family. All the other brothers and sisters were there, although Holmes was not present for the picture I took. We got to see MiMi and Casey, Amie and their girls. That always makes our day! I feel very blessed to be a part of such a close-knit, big, loving and GROWING family!!! This is such a wonderful tradition and I am so proud to be raising our children to be a part of it!
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 4:34 PM
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
We were so excited to get an unexpected visitor this week! Grandpa Steve came to visit us in Lubbock before he began his trip back to Tennessee for work. Crockett was so happy to see him! Every time the front door opened, he would say "Grandpa Steve!", even when it was just daddy! As soon as he got here, Crockett immediately took him back to his room to see his toys and watch a movie. It was pretty sweet. We really enjoyed catching up and visiting. He couldn't believe how much Crockett had grown and how well he is talking. They had a great time together We went to dinner and took Steve around Texas Tech. We all had so much fun and were so glad he came to see us!
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 6:09 PM
Last weekend, Mom, Monica, Braidy, Quin, Crockett and I took a little road trip to Weatherford, OK to visit Uncle Tim (Crockett calls him Uncle Ten :) and Aunt Darla. The boys have SO much fun at the farm and were SO excited about going to see the 'ammals'. It is a kind of long drive, about 6 hours, but the boys watched movies and kept themselves pretty entertained. They had TONS of extra energy to burn when we arrived, so it was a good thing that Aunt D was prepared! She had set up a tent in the backyard for them to play in, and she had Meredith, Kathryn and Keenen there! The boys immediately ran to the tree house, the tent, rode horses, collected rocks and got to see the pig. They were in Hog Heaven ;)
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 5:48 PM